New Liturgical Movement has great photographs from today’s papal Mass to celebrate SS Peter and Paul. Wonderful to see Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople alongside Pope Benedict.
The picture above shows Archbishops from around the world swearing their oath of allegiance to the successor of Peter at Peter’s tomb. They then receive the pallium–the yoke like vestment which is the sign of their office, and sharing the role of pastor with Peter. (I Pt. 5.1-2)
I watched Vespers (Saturday) and Mass (Sunday) for the Feast.The Mass Sunday, with Patriarch Bartholomew standing alongside B16, with the Gospels chanted first in Latin by a Catholic then in Greek by an Orthodox…the kind comments of brotherly regard and respect by the Pope and the Patriarch…What a great sign of hope! I was amazed. I was dancing around the living room delightfully shouting “Two Lungs!!! Two Lungs!!!”OK I know that makes me a TOTAL Catholic geek. heh heh